Southend Drug & Alcohol Action Team 1st April 2008 Who are we….. A partnership Hosted by SBC in Adult & Community Services Chairperson: Martin Elliott, Head of Adult Commissioning Strategy Manager: Glyn Halksworth Contracts & Performance Manager: Carole Sheehan Project Team What do we do…. Drugs: protecting families and communities: the 2008 drug strategy: - protecting communities through robust enforcement to tackle drug supply, drug-related crime and anti-social behaviour - preventing harm to children, young people and families - delivering new approaches to drug treatment and social reintegration - public information campaigns What we do and who we tell about it HealthCare Commission themed reviews Regionally – NTA, GO East, Eastern Region Strategic Partnership Group – Treatment Planning and performance monitoring Locally – LAA, Safer Stronger Communities, Children’s Partnership, DAAT groups Corporately - SBC Adult & Community Services Is there a problem in Southend….? Glasgow University prevalence data (04/05): 784 – 1172 problem drug users in Southend Numbers in structured treatment at 29 Feb 2008 = 772 – annual out-turn….? (there are lots more besides…) Needs assessment – similar problems to similar towns Pulling it all together “we have been impressed with the prompt action by your DAAT in dealing with poor performing services” 2% uplift in funding (PTB), 1.5% DIP, young people grant static Savings made, debts cleared, commissioning cycles enabled Moving towards More treatment, better treatment, fairer treatment TOM ALDRIDGE, REGIONAL MANAGER, NTA, 27/3/08 Construction in progress 1st February – new Tier 2 (open access) service Treatment plan ‘accepted’/action plans begun 1st April – new Tier 3 (structured) service 1st April – new DIP/DRR service Integrated care pathways being built – all providers signed up New premises by 1st July Green lights by Christmas? Beacon DAAT by….. There are 2 As in DAAT Alcohol strategy being revised and planning group convened (DAAT, PCT, hospital, SEPT, police, probation, CDRP) LAA target NI39 – hospital-related admissions Questions…..?